Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: A driver suddenly cuts in front of you. You are forced to brake hard. What should you do?

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Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems - they may be inexperienced or not know the area well. Anyone can make a mistake.

Highway code rule: 147.

#2: Driving under the influence of a drug that impairs your ability to drive safely is:

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You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine.

Any person who is unfit to drive through drink or drugs is guilty of an offence.

Highway code rule: 96.

#3: There is a red light at a puffin crossing ahead. Pedestrians are crossing. The red light will stay on until:

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The electronic device will automatically detect that the pedestrians have reached a safe position.

If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution.

Highway code rule: 199.

#4: When you see this sign in front you should:

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Home Zones are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

#5: You are waiting to turn right into a side road. Why is it important to check your right mirror just before turning?

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Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users. Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn.

Highway code rule: 180.

#6: What are the marked areas in the picture called?

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Be aware that mirrors do not cover all areas and there will be blind spots. You must turn your head and glance over your shoulder.

Highway code rule: 161.

#7: At road junctions, which of the following are most vulnerable?

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The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Highway code rule: 204.

#8: This yellow sign on a vehicle indicates this is:

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This is a school bus sign. Drive carefully and slowly when passing a stationary bus showing the sign as children may be getting on or off.

Highway code rule: 209.

#9: You may use hazard warning lights in the following situations, except:

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#10: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. What are red circles used for?

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Red rings or circles tell you what you are not allowed to do.

#11: You want to turn left ahead. There is a cyclist just in front of you. You should:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 163, 167.

#12: What are the most effective ways to counter sleepiness on a long journey?

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The most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to drink, for example, two cups of caffeinated coffee and to take a short nap (at least 15 minutes).

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#13: Throwing cans, paper or carrier bags out of a vehicle can endanger other road users, particularly:

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Do not throw anything out of a vehicle, for example, cigarette ends, cans, paper or carrier bags. This can endanger other road users, particularly motorcyclists and cyclists.

Highway code rule: 147.

#14: You are following a lorry approaching a junction. The driver slows down and signals a turn. What is the best thing to do?

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DO NOT overtake when approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#15: Your vehicle is fitted with anti-lock brakes. How should you use the brakes to stop quickly in an emergency?

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To make anti-lock brakes work correctly, or work at all, you should apply constant, firm pressure to the pedal. During an emergency stop, brake rapidly and push the brake pedal all the way to the floor.

Highway code rule: 120.

#16: You are towing a trailer. If the trailer starts to swerve or snake, you should:

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Ease off the accelerator and reduce speed gently to regain control. Braking or steering heavily can make matters worse.

To avoid swerving or snaking, you should properly distribute the weight in your caravan or trailer with heavy items mainly over the axle(s).

Highway code rule: 98.

#17: When you approach road chicanes or narrowings, you must:

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down.

Highway code rule: 153.

#18: When is it necessary to obstruct drivers who wish to pass you?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#19: You are travelling behind a bus that pulls up at a bus stop. What should you do?

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Give priority when you can do so safely. Watch for people getting off and crossing the road.

Highway code rule: 223.

#20: When driving at dusk or dawn, you should switch your headlights on:

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Use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen.

Highway code rules: 115, 226.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

Even if all questions about road rules are carefully reviewed and verified, there is always a risk of errors. Let us know if you have found an error and we will correct it!

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